Marguerite Patten

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"Marguerite Patten gave me my first inspiration to cook."  so says Gary Rhodes.
"I had decided to do this lemon sponge for Sunday lunch one day. I remember turning it out at table and seeing everyone drool as this intense smell of lemon filled the room and the thick lemon sauce dripped down over the sponge."
Nigel Slater writes of happy hours spent lost in her 'Cookery in Colour' as a boy.
They were not the first and nor will they be the last to be inspired by this extraordinary woman.

Our full interview with Marguerite includes contributions from Brian Turner, Valentine Warner and her daughter, Judith Patten.

 

Ella's Blog

Ella 1Hello!

My name is Ella. I’m 15 years old, literature enthusiast, avid traveller, star gazer, Head Girl and above all, lover of all foods.

I find inspiration in the friendships food forms, how communities are interlinked by recipes and how a country's culture an be traced through its diet.

To me, the word food is full of colour and creativity; a main passion of mine is being able to explore the personality of a chef as expressed through their food.  The choice of flavours and presentation is a way of writing a novel without words, each individual interpretation telling a unique story.

I'm fascinated by food's place in popular culture and it is this fascination that I would like to share with you in this blog.

Here's my first post inspired by Marguerite Patten.